This film has amazing footage of a circus coming into a town, the townspeople helping with construction of the circus tents, the clowns preparing for their performance and the variety of circus acts and the crowds viewing them.
A circus train pulling into a station. Circus carts being rolled off the train. Elephants walking down train ramps.
An elephant pulling up a long wooden pole with ropes.
Men pounding in stakes with mallets
A machine pounding in stakes.
A group of men unrolling a large piece of canvas, pulling on the canvas.
An elephant unrolling a bundle of canvas.
A trailer that plays calliope music
A sword swallower
Man putting his clown face on, looking in a mirror
a marching band
two girls eating cotton candy
dogs playing "basketball" with a balloon
Crowd seated inside the "big top", clapping
A rollerskating duo, man spins in circles while holding a woman by his teeth, she is spinning suspended in the air, twirling
clowns, prancing horses, an aerial ballet
woman in a tutu does a bareback act, clown in a bareback act, human pyramid on horseback
tight wire dance, elephant act, elephant laying on a woman
human bullets into the barrel of a cannon, shooting out into a net
Elephants coming out of boxcar
Father letting small child be nuzzled by circus elephant
Circus tent entrance
Minstrel show tent
Little African American boys standing in front of minstrel show poster
Clowns putting on makeup
MCU Clowns coming out of tent
Short crowd shot
Roller skating tricks
MLS Aerial lady acrobats
Group of acrobats in Russian costumes
MCU Horses rearing up right in front of trainer
Female bareback rider (in a tutu)
Clown falling (almost) off horse
More clowns on horseback
Man standing sideways on horseback (nice clear shot)
Clown walks off back of horse
Wobbly tightrope walker
Tightrope walker nearly falls
MCU Elephants feet and legs
Elephant gets on top of circus lady
CU Lady's face with elephant feet
Human cannonball preparation [crowd shot of kids]
More cannonball preparation
MLS Human cannonballs shoot out
March 27, 2013 Subject:
Hear ye hear ye
Fun film about a circus from yesteryear.. You know, when they had animals helping to set up the tents and such? Granted, circuses still exist, you just have to FIND them. Here in BC, because of the animal laws, they're aint none. Here, the elephants help set up the tent, kids and adults in the town help as well, there's a parade, the side shows, and the actual circus itself. You just don't see that anymore. Well, anywhere where I live.